San Francisco Mayor Breed Issues Proclamation Providing Protection to Some Commercial Tenants
On March 17, 2020, San Francisco Mayor London Breed issued a proclamation providing eviction protection to certain small and medium sized businesses in San Francisco who are unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the Mayor’s Proclamation, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order stating, among other things, that any state law restricting local governments’ ability to prevent commercial tenant evictions due to non-payment of rent during the pandemic would be suspended. The executive order acknowledged that local governments may need to prevent commercial tenant evictions to promote the public health. Read the full article, here (PDF).